OpenAI Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman, whose company deals with artificial intelligence technologies and has created ChatGPT, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed various aspects of AI including the need for global regulation.
During a session at IIIT Delhi, Altman said they discussed about the opportunities in front of the country and what the country should do in AI.
"We also felt the need to think about global regulation, which prevents some of the downsides from happening," Altman said.
Altman said that his company was currently doing self-regulation.
"We spent almost 8 months on GPT for making sure that it was safe enough to release. We build the technology, we have worked with organisations to figure out what the limits should be and tested them all. We do think that coordination is important. So self-regulation is important. It is something that we want to offer. The world should not be left entirely in the hands of the companies," Altman said at the session.
Talking about his plan for India, Altman said that the first thing he will do in India is to fund startups.
"We were always amazed and quite grateful for the quality of Indian startups," he said, adding that he had met some startups in India.
Given India's strong IT industry and a large set of data, AI-based utilities can leverage huge potential in the country. Though AI is still in its early stages.